Italian Dos and Taboos
GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS HELLO (CIAO) BYE-BYE (CIAO CIAO) SEE YOU LATER (A DOPO) SEE YOU SOON (A PRESTO) SEE YOU TOMORROW (A DOMANI) FORMAL: • HI / BYE (SALVE) • GOOD MORNING (BUON GIORNO) • GOOD EVENING (BUONA SERA) • GOOD NIGHT (BUONA NOTTE) • GOODBYE (ARRIVEDERCI) INFORMAL:
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Italian Families • Family is the centre of the social structure; • Family provides both emotional and financial support to its members.
Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Table manners… 1) Wash your hands 2) Wait to begin eating until everyone is seated 3)The first toast 4) Don’t put your elbows on the table 5) Ask for permission to leave the table.
Arrogance and rudeness DON'T SMOKE IN PUBLIC PLACES DON'T BE LATE DON’T YAWN
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